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Mildred Natwick Overview:

Legendary character actress, Mildred Natwick, was born on Jun 19, 1905 in Baltimore, MD. Natwick died at the age of 89 on Oct 25, 1994 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Lorraine Park Cemetery in Woodlawn, MD.

MINI BIO:

One look at sharp-faced American actress, Mildred Natwick, and you knew that here was a lady who had a sense of humor but would stand no nonsense. Appearing in character roles on stage from an early age, she usually played bird-like eccentrics in films, but could also be very droll, especially as Jane Fonda's mother in "Barefoot in the Park", the role for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Natwick was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best Supporting ActressBarefoot in the Park (1967)Mrs. Ethel BanksNominated
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Mildred Natwick Quotes:

Yolanda Aquaviva: Mr. Brown doesn't dance... except, perhaps, on the head of a pin.
Aunt Amarilla: Oh, I should like to see that.


Ethel: Make him feel important. If you do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage - like two out of every ten couples.


Aunt Amarilla: You have the largest, most modern stables in the entire country. Do you like horses?
Yolanda Aquaviva: Oh yes, I do.
Aunt Amarilla: Fine, we must buy a horse.


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Mildred Natwick Facts
Was nominated for two Tony Awards: in 1957 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and in 1972 as Best Actress (Musical) for "70 Girls 70".

A devout Christian Scientist who lived in splendor first on Park Avenue and later on Sutton Place South, she turned down a role in the musical "On The Twentieth Century" because she found the role -- of a dotty woman impersonating an evangelist -- to be too tawdry. The role went to Imogene Coca.

She and Angela Lansbury, both in The Court Jester (1956)--she did the famous "Vessel with the Pestle" routine with Danny Kaye--were reunited on Lansbury's series, "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), in the episode, "Murder, She Wrote: Murder in the Electric Cathedral (#2.16)" (1986)), 30 years later.

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